Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Moving On?

Hey everybody!

IMG_0003[1]So, sorry for the short letter last week, I just had a lot of other things I had to do with my time on the computer so I really didn't have a choice.  But I have some time this week so you'll at least get to hear a little bit even though I feel like everything that happens right now is just normal so it's harder to notice the things that I should write to you guys.  I guess that's what happens being in the same place for more than 6 months.  BTW, there are changes today and if I'm leaving, I'll do it tomorrow.  I don't actually know if anything is going to happen in that regard though.  We'll see.

[The other cities in the mission are:  Pucallpa, Tarapoto, Moyobamba, Yurimaguas, along with other districts or zones within Iquitos]

We're teaching this guy named M*.  He's 19 and he's getting married on Friday to a girl who is a member [of the church].  He’s the man.  He comes from this place on the Amazon River called Capela which is a few days away on the river.  But he comes from a really broken up family with a lot of troubles and had a real rough childhood really without parents to raise him.  He went to church about a month ago and told us that he wanted to start his family but wanted to do it the right way and asked us for help.  He was probably the most prepared person that we have found in all of my time here.   He had an interview with President Gomez and when they finished and left the office, Prez said that M* was a man of great faith.   M* has since asked us what that means and why he said that.  I'm pretty sure it's because he's not getting baptized because it's a good idea or because he knows he should; he's doing it because he knows it will change everything for the better and will make all the difference in the world in starting his family and it's really the desire that he has.  I just wanted to comment a little on him because I might not be here next week for his wedding/baptism-- he's just the man so I had to say something.

On Friday, I had a drunk guy basically yell at me for 5 minutes straight about his sister’s wedding, because he didn't know where it was and then about the church in another part of the city. then asking for money to be able to go somewhere.  Then he just started yelling all kind of nonsense.  In that time I just can't keep myself from laughing because he's just crazy.  Then out of nowhere comes this other drunk guy who tells the 1st drunk guy that he's the devil...then walks away.  haha I was laughing so hard.  Then the first one walks after him and starts yelling at him.  Probably one of the funniest things that has ever happened to me.  Drunk people can be very entertaining at times.  


Also, we had an FHE [Family Home Evening, learn more HERE] with the Mayta Family.  We had a baptism of the kid a ways back with all those people....well that was only a small part of the family.  We found a few more of them that went to the FHE, which was really cool.  Probably the best part was playing games at the end,  the blindfolded Elder Bravo grabbed the Grandma (90ish years old)  and yelled at her "talk PIG!!!!" [I have no idea what that means!]

I hope all of you have a good week and that everything goes well for you.

Elder Peacock

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